Albert Wins Over Unlucky Nys At Azencross

A case of deja-vu all over again in the men’s race at the GVA Azencross. The huge crowd was massed all over the course, sometimes five deep in not more, to watch the battle. With the Belgian Championships coming up the crowd was watching for a duel between Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet).…

First Cross Win For Vos At Azencross

A three-way battle of champions. World Champion Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) took her first cross win of the season at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout on Wednesday. Though she looked to be struggling during the race to stay in the lead group, she hung on and then used her powerful kick, no doubt helped by…

Photo Gallery U23 GVA Azencross

Wietse Bosmans (BKCP-Powerplus) took another win at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout. He went to the front immediately to set the pace and a lead group of about 10 riders was created under pressure. A few laps later, Bosmans was able to escape to solo to victory. Vincent Baestaens (Telenet-Fidea) took second and Tijmen Eising…

Boom Detonates At Zolder

Welcome back to cross Lars Boom (Rabobank) and please stick around. How’s that for results, his first World Cup of the season and a win. Boom went quickly to the front in the 70-minute race as the sun, well light, was fading and the conditions on course were even worse. What line? we don’t need…

Invincible Compton Dominates Zolder

Touch conditions, crashes, nothing stopped American Katie Compton (Planet Bike) from dominating the Zolder World Cup. Her fourth World Cup win this season hoisted her to the top of the standings. After a quick start, the seven-time and reigning US National Champion was at the front, her usual spot, and putting time into her competitors.…

Summerhill Top 15 At Zolder

Right after the juniors, it was the U23 men’s turn to take on the Zolder World Cup in what US U23 National Champion Danny Summehill called epic conditions. “That was epic.” Summerhill said right after the race. Summerhill was the top American finishing in 13th. “Like I keep saying time and time again, this weather…

Dillman Is Best Junior American At Zolder

Lars Förster of Switzerland quickly escaped the field to win the Junior Men Zolder World Cup in snowy, messy and difficult conditions. It was just snow on the ground for the juniors but snow was also falling for the first race of the day. Vojtech Nipl of the Czech Republic and Stan Godrie of the…

On Tap: Zolder World Cup

Here we go, the full-on Christmas cross season starts tomorrow, December 26 with the Heusden-Zolder World Cup, the 6th race in the UCI Patrick Cyclo-cross World Cup series. It is followed the next day by the Superprestige Diegem, an evening race and after one day of rest the GVA Trofee – Azencross in Loenhout. And…

Photo Gallery Scheldecross

Photos from my first cyclocross race in Belgium, the Scheldecross race in Antwerp which is part of the Fidea Cyclocross Classics Series. Still jetlagged and with no luggage (ie no winter clothes), I did not get media credentials for this race and decided to just roam around and see the race like a ‘normal’ spectator.…

Perfection For Wells, Heartbreak For Powers

What a finale in Bend for the US Cyclocross National Championships. Perfection and heartbreak in the same race. Perfection for Todd Wells (Specialized) who claimed his third Stars-and-Stripes jersey. He previously won in 2001 and 2005. And for 2010, Wells adds cyclocross to his national titles in cross country and short track mountain biking. “It’s…

Queen Katie Wins Her Seventh National Cross Title

Favorite going into the race, reigning US National Cyclocross champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) added a seventh title to her unbeaten streak. “It’s National Championships, I love winning, I’m glad I got a seventh. Every year is special, every year is hard, it’s a good day. I’m happy.” a smiling Compton said seconds after the…